Back in October, during a massive Marvel press event, the studio announced Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, which were given 2018 and 2019 summer release dates, respectively. During the studio's presentation, the video showcased a new look at the Mad Titan himself, Thanos (Josh Brolin), who was seen holding the Infinity Gauntlet, complete with all six of the infinity stones securely in place. Today, we have a new high-res version of this iconic image, courtesy of Comic Book Movie, which gives us a better look at the Gauntlet.
The image comes from an Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette, which is available on Digital HD and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 2. While we don't know for sure, it will most likely be showcased in one of the special features entitled Unlocking the Infinite Six, which deals with the six Infinity Stones and will serve as a preview for Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. Since there is very little we know about this two-part sequel's story, hopefully this featurette sheds some light on the plot.
Avengers: Age of Ultron helped set the table for Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) learning about the Infinity Stones, after being put under a mystical spell by Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). The end credit scene also gave us a new look at Thanos, who appeared with the Infinity Gauntlet, stating "Fine. I'll do it myself." Fortunately for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, none of the Infinity Stones were in place, but that may change as we move into Phase Three.
There are six Infinity Stones that fit into the Infinity Gauntlet, but we have only seen four of these in the MCU thus far. The first stone that fans saw was the Tesseract, a.k.a. the Space Stone, first revealed in Captain America: The First Avenger, followed by the Aether (Reality Stone) from Thor: The Dark World, the Orb (Power Stone) from Guardians of the Galaxy and the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter, which is currently housed in the android Vision, from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The two stones that have not been unveiled yet are the Soul Stone and the Time Stone, but it isn't known when we may see these gems unveiled.
Before Avengers: Infinity War Part I hits theaters in 2018, Marvel will release Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016), Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017), Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017). Which of these movies do you think will give us our first look at the Soul Stone and the Time Stone? Let us know what you think after checking out this new Thanos image.